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BODY ON THE LINE

STUNTMAN TO THE STARS BOBBY HOLLAND HANTON SITS DOWN WITH MF TO DISCUSS THE DEMANDS OF A JOB HIDDEN FROM VIEW YET THERE FOR ALL TO SEE

Leaping across rooftops, being set ablaze and threats is all in a day's saving the world from various existential work for elite stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton. For the past seven years he's doubled for Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding hero Thor in the Avengers films, but he's also graced our screens as Batman, James Bond, Tarzan, and various other all-action characters. During a rare break from filming, MF caught up with Hanton to discuss his relentless regime, super-sized diet and fearless mindset.

Men’s Fitness You’ve travelled the world and worked with some of the biggest actors on the planet, and all because of an ad in the paper?

Bobby Holland Hanton “Yeah I was a gymast at the time. I started gymnastics when I was four, and I competed for Great Britain until I was 17. I had a Russian coach, who left to work in America, and I started to have a few back issues, coupled with a huge growth spurt, so I was thinking it was probably time to knock it on the head and give something else a go. I started playing semi-professional football for my local club, Fareham Town, and around that time I saw this ad in the paper: to audition for a high-diving stunt show at Legoland. I went to the audition, got the part, and never looked back.”

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